Bear tears through classic Shelby Cobra on Alaska road trip

Published 07-30-2018

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A North Carolina man driving a classic convertible through Alaska has learned his car isn't impenetrable to bears.

KTUU-TV reports Tom Cotter found his red Shelby Cobra with a gaping hole in the roof and claw scratches all over the body after staying the night last week at Alyeska Ski Resort, southeast of Anchorage.

Cotter has been touring the state with three friends in classic Shelby Cobras. He says the car's value is "approaching seven figures."

Cotter says the 53-year-old roof was able to survive all these years, but it "couldn't manage to survive 11 days in Alaska."

The bear likely entered the car for a snack. A friend of Cotter's admitted to leaving Fig Newtons behind the seat.


Information from: KTUU-TV,

Information from: KTUU-TV,

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